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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
us that is unfair in every way, violates national agreements that we've had, and it unilaterally imposes this emissions trading scheme on all of the countries, including the united states. it would have a very damaging effect, first of all, because it does not do what it was set out for. the purpose of this is to try to limit or even compensate for emissions. and the scheme as proposed did neither. first of all, it would impose the tax on airlines that should be passed on to consumers so we have higher aviation taxes. secondly, when they collected the money, the plan was flawed in that the money was not in fact directed to compensate for emissions. it was basically a money and tax grab by european powers and not really accomplishing it. so to put a nice title on it, they imposed a tax, again, unfair and against and in total violation of international law and u.s. sompt. so we have tried to work with the european union. as the chair of the transportation committee, we led a meeting here in washington with e.u. officials and sat down one floor below where i'm standing in march of 2
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
questions about the scandal that many of us are now covering, one specific and a bigger picture one. general allen we are learning more about skess about him and the pentagon investigation and alleged behavior does the president have faith that general allen can continue to lead the war in afghanistan. he's under investigation by the pentagon. >> can i tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. at the request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold general allen's notion as supreme allied commander europe, pending the investigation of his conduct by the department of defense i.d. the president remains focused on fully supporting our extraordinary troops and coalition partners in afghanistan who general allen continues to lead as he has done so ably for over a year. meanwhile, the president has nominated general dunford to be the next commander and reiterates his belief that the senate should act swiftly to confirm him, his hearings are this week. >> is it ack to a -
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 10:00am EST
about what that relationship might look like. we're delighted to have margaret with us as well. margaret just came back from about a month in china, so i think we will have some fresh perspective and insight about the situation there, obviously, people interested in america, what is happening in china and the united states, to dip a very important players. let me begin with a few comments before turning it over to my colleagues and opening up to all of you. last april, the dialogue produced a policy report that reflected the analysis and recommendations of the members of the inter-american dialogue, and we talked about opportunities in the areas of trade and energy and other global affairs that really should be taken advantage of by the united states moving forward. but we have to -- we emphasize as well there are three issues that were on an old agenda that had not been resolved and stood in the way of more productive relationship between the u.s. and latin america. these issues were drugs, cuba, and immigration. the first two issues were important at the summit of the america
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